Pemanggil island, situated south of Tioman, requires a 4 to 5 hours ride by boat from Mersing - the jump-off point from the mainland Johor. The island is a fisherman's best-kept secret. It is well known for deep sea fishing and has good hunting grounds for marlins - black ones if you're fortunate - and mackerels. Its other magnetic charms include endless stretches of white sandy beaches and awesome snorkeling spots. Although still unknown to many, this remote island is famous for its beauty and abundance of marine life within its clear emerald waters.
On the north-eastern coast of Pemanggil Island is Teluk Lancang, an isolated bay where coconut trees grow in abundance admist the tropical vegetation. At the heart of the island, there is a huge boulder known locally as Batu Buau which locals regard as sacred - a landmark that will not go unnoticed as it is clearly visible from as far as 50km from the south of Tioman Island.
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